Ohio State overcame a 15-point, second-half deficit to defeat top-ranked Duke 71-66 in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
E.J. Liddell hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put the Buckeyes (5-2) ahead 67-66 and knocked down a jumper to increase the lead to 69-66 with 15 ticks remaining.
After Paolo Banchero missed a long 3-point attempt for Duke (7-1), Cedric Russell made two free throws with three seconds left to cap a game-ending 12-0 run.
Zed Key had a career-high 20 points for the Buckeyes. Liddell registered 14 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and three blocks. Wendell Moore Jr. scored 17 points while Banchero added 14 for the Blue Devils, who moved to the top ranking after beating then-No. 1 Gonzaga on Friday in Las Vegas.
No. 2 Purdue 93, Florida State 65
Jaden Ivey scored 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting and the Boilermakers pulled away from the Seminoles in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game at West Lafayette, Ind.
Brandon Newman added 13 points in 17 minutes off the bench, and Zach Edey tallied 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting for Purdue (7-0). Sasha Stefanovic contributed 11 points and a team-high eight assists.
Caleb Mills scored 22 points on 9-for-16 shooting to lead Florida State (5-2). John Butler (10 points) was the only other Seminoles player to reach double figures.
No. 13 Tennessee 86, Presbyterian 44
Kennedy Chandler and Justin Powell led all scorers with 15 points each as the Volunteers defeated the Blue Hose in Knoxville, Tenn.
Chandler led the Volunteers (5-1) with seven assists on a night when Tennessee dominated from the 3-point arc (14 of 27). Powell shot 5 of 5 from long distance while teammate Victor Bailey Jr. was 4 of 8 to account for most of his 14 points.
Winston Hill and Kobe Stewart each had nine points for Presbyterian (5-3).
No. 15 Houston 99, Northwestern State 58
Marcus Sasser tied a season high with 26 points as the Cougars rolled over the Demons in Houston.
Sasser scored 23 points and drilled seven 3-pointers prior to the intermission to pace the Cougars to a 35-point halftime lead. Taze Moore added 17 points for Houston (6-1) while Jamal Shead chipped in 12 points and nine assists.
Emareyon McDonald scored 17 points while making 3 of 6 3-point attempts for the Demons (1-7).
No. 17 UConn 72, Maryland-Eastern Shore 63
R.J. Cole led all scorers with 25 points to help the Huskies fend off the Hawks in Hartford, Conn.
Tyler Polley scored 14 off the bench for UConn (7-1), which has won back-to-back games since taking its first loss of the season, a 64-60 setback against Michigan State at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Thursday.
Isaiah Whaley added eight points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots. UConn shot 43.6 percent (24 of 55) from the field. Da'Shawn Phillip and Mike Mensah finished with 12 points apiece and Zion Styles chipped in 11 to lead Maryland-Eastern Shore (2-5), which took its third consecutive defeat.
--Field Level Media